M&A Deal Summary

Bridgepoint Acquires Infinitas Learning Netherlands

On June 1, 2007, private equity firm Bridgepoint acquired education company Infinitas Learning Netherlands from Wolters Kluwer for 774M EUR

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is Bridgepoint’s 1st transaction in the Education sector.
  • This is Bridgepoint’s 6th largest (disclosed) transaction.
  • This is Bridgepoint’s 1st transaction in the Netherlands.
Investment Fate
  • Infinitas Learning Netherlands was sold to a consortium of financial buyers in 2018.
  • Infinitas Learning Netherlands was sold to a consortium of financial buyers in 2021.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2007-06-01
Target Infinitas Learning Netherlands
Sector Education
Buyer(s) Bridgepoint
Sellers(s) Wolters Kluwer
Deal Type Divestiture
Deal Value 774M EUR

Target

Infinitas Learning Netherlands

Utrecht, Netherlands
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Infinitas Learning Netherlands is a dynamic educational resources company, and a provider of innovative and engaging products and services for teaching and learning. Infinitas Learning Netherlands was founded in 2008 and is based in Utrecht, Netherlands.

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Buyer(S) 1

Buyer

Bridgepoint

London, United Kingdom

Investor Investor Investor Investor Investor

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Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 1984
PE ASSETS 28.2B EUR
Size Mega
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

Bridgepoint is a large European private equity firm that invests in middle-market companies across a broad range of industries with an enterprise value of €200 - €1000 million. Prospective transaction situations include buyouts, buy-ins, growth financings, consolidations, and take privates. The firms invest in the range of €75 - €400 million transaction. Bridgepoint Development Capital specializes in investments in businesses valued up to a €150 million, taking equity stakes of between €10 million and €75 million. General sectors of interest include consumer products and services, retail, financial services, healthcare, media, technology, industrials, and business services. Bridgepoint was formed in 1984 and has offices in London, Frankfurt, Luxembourg, Madrid, Milan, Paris, Stockholm and Warsaw.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 49 of 156
Sector (Education) 1 of 4
Type (Divestiture) 3 of 16
Country (Netherlands) 1 of 3
Year (2007) 8 of 11
Size (of disclosed) 6 of 57
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
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Gardena, California, United States

Permaswage (formerly known as GDT) is a aerospace component supplier manufacturing permanent couplings used to connect hydraulic, air, fuel or other tubing in all types of civil and military aircraft. Permaswage also has a fast growing business supplying components for electricity sub-stations.

Buy $343M
FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2007-09-25 JDR Cable Systems

Littleport, United Kingdom

JDR is a world-class provider of subsea technologies and services connecting the global offshore energy industry. Company flexible and innovative technologies enable vital control and power delivery for both the oil and gas and renewable energy sectors.

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Seller(S) 1

SELLER

Wolters Kluwer

Alphen aan den Rijn, Netherlands

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Category Company
Founded 1836
Sector Information Services
Employees19,776
Revenue 4.8B EUR (2021)
DESCRIPTION

Wolters Kluwer is a global information services and publishing company. The company provides products and services globally for professionals in the health, tax, accounting, corporate, financial services, legal, and regulatory sectors. Wolters Kluwer was founded in 1836 and is based in Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 1 of 15
Sector (Education) 1 of 1
Type (Divestiture) 1 of 14
Country (Netherlands) 1 of 3
Year (2007) 1 of 1
Size (of disclosed) 1 of 6
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
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FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
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